CONNECT by: Laura & Michael Hosaluk
CONNECT is a live woodturning furniture installation by Saskatchewan-based father/daughter artist duo Laura & Michael Hosaluk. The pair has set up a street level generator-powered workshop which includes a wood lathe, bandsaw, drill press, and 1512 lbs of yellow cedar material to be used in the public construction of a seating structure on 200 block of 17th Avenue from August 11-18, 2017.
Michael Hosaluk is a renowned Canadian artist and recognized as one of the world's most creative wood turners. Laura Hosaluk (Michael's daughter) is an interdisciplinary artist with work ranging from ceramics, to painting to land art. Over the week, the Hosaluks will be designing, building, turning, joining and installing a new handmade public bench and community meeting place for Calgarians to interact with.
Woodturning is a craft commonly used in the production of chair legs, hand railings, spindles, and baseball bats. The wood lathe is a tool used to rotate a workpiece while applying hand-tools to cut shapes around the axis of rotation. Tools for their project have been generously donated by the Black Forest Wood Co.